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City kicks off Union Square tech-hub project

The city and developer RAL Development Services today plan to kick off the public-review process for a proposed 20-story technology hub and office building in Union Square.

The project, which is expected to be officially set in motion by the City Planning Commission this afternoon, will be one of the first controversial rezonings to make its way through the City Council under Speaker Corey Johnson.

The city’s Economic Development Corp. proposes replacing the former tenant at 124 East 14th St., P.C. Richard & Son, with a mixed-use project built by RAL. The 240,000-square-foot complex— initially announced as 258,000 square feet—would serve, in part, as a job-training center for New Yorkers looking to gain a toehold in the tech sector.

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